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University Police Officer Shot in Head Dies

Collin Rose is the first Wayne State officer to be killed in the line of duty

(Newser) - A 29-year-old Wayne State University police officer who was shot in the head Tuesday night died Wednesday evening, WDIV reports. "This is a tragedy felt by all of us—Collin and his family and friends, his fiancée, and our campus and community," the Detroit Free Press quotes... More »

Another Cop Shot in Head, This Time in Detroit

It's the first-ever shooting of a Wayne State cop

(Newser) - A sad first in Detroit: Police say a Wayne State University police officer was gravely injured Tuesday evening in the first-ever shooting of an officer on the campus force. Police say the shooting victim, a 29-year-old K9 officer who has been on the force five years, is in "very... More »

Helen Thomas Award Scrapped Over 'Zionist' Remarks

Wayne State axes diversity award created in Thomas' honor

(Newser) - Helen Thomas' alma mater, faced with the veteran journalist's latest controversial remarks about Jews , has decided to scrap the award it gave out in her honor. Wayne State University is going to stop handing out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award, which had been given to... More »

Auto Worker Powerhouse Doug Fraser Dead at 91

Ex union boss helped save Chrysler from ruin

(Newser) - Former United Auto Workers president Doug Fraser, who played a vital role in saving Chrysler from bankruptcy, died yesterday at age 91. The cause of death was unknown, but Fraser had been suffering from emphysema, the Detroit Free Press reports. As UAW president during the ’70s and ’80s,... More »

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